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Global Religions by Mark K. Juergensmeyer
Book DescriptionCan Islam be located on a map? Is Europe the center of the Christian world? Is India a Hindu nation? While decades ago these questions were often answered in the affirmative, the truth has never been that simple. Not only are adherents of particular faiths spread across the globe, but there are many variations of a particular faith practiced side by side. This has only become more true in recent years as the pace of globalization has quickened. The essays collected here provide brief and accessible introductions to the major world religions in their global contexts. The volume begins with an introduction to the globalization of religion by Mark Juergensmeyer, and is followed by individual essays on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and local religious societies. The book concludes with three essays reflecting on the global religious scene. Taken together, these essays provide a concise, authoritative, and highly readable introduction to the state of worldwide religion in the 21st century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195158748
(209mm x 139mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark K. Juergensmeyer
Violence and the World's Religious Traditions, Paperback (March 2017)
Collectively, the essays in this volume reflect the complex and contested meanings of both religion and violence, providing overviews of engagements with violence in Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, Sikh, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, African, and Pacific Island religious traditions.
Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence, Paperback (December 2015)
Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world.
God in the Tumult of the Global Square, Paperback (October 2015)View all books by Mark K. Juergensmeyer
In the global era, religion has leapt onto the world stage, often in contradictory ways. Some religious activists are antagonistic and engage in protests, violent acts, and political challenges. This book explores all of these directions, based on a five-year Luce Foundation project that involved religious leaders, scholars, and public figures.
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Author Biography - Mark K. Juergensmeyer
Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and director of the Global and International Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his many publications are Terror in the Mind of God: The Rise of Religious Violence (2000) and Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution (2002).
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